The largest lake in Myanmar, Indawgyi Lake is located in Kachin State. The lake is 24 km long and 13 km across, 166 meters above sea level. It has been designated Indawgyi Lake Wildlife Sanctuary in 1999 and UNESCO biosphere reserve in 2017. The sanctuary covers an area of 299.32 square miles, shelter for a variety of endangered species including rare mammals and birds. You will also find abundant flora & fauna.
There are many villages around the lake and the predominant ethnic groups are Shan and Kachin. The Indawgyi region is a place of scenic beauty, surrounded by mountain ranges in the east, west and south. It’s the best place for nature lovers for bird watching, kayaking and many others interesting activities like recreational fishing, trekking, boat tour etc.